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The author's congealed rage makes this difficult to read. One cannot warm to her, but one roots for her, 'the [convent] girl that a Jesuit had failed to convince'Published 15 days ago by Simon Barrett 'Il Penseroso'
It's been a while since I read this book but I recall not thinking that everyone has the same experiences. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Mary Wheeler
Overall, Memories of a Catholic Girlhood presents interesting snapshots of a child, then young adult's life being raised by relatives after the death of her parents. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Susan Drees
Whoever was responsible for transferring this to kindle did a terrible job
I had to stop reading because of all the errors.
I feel I deserve a refund.
Mary McCarthy is a really wonderful writer and this book is well written but it is for Catholics mostly because the humor isn't funny if you do not know the catholic history or... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Kimberly Fujioka
Mary McCarthy's Memories of a Catholic Girlhood is a collection of essays that recall the author's childhood as well as relate her family history. Read morePublished on March 10, 2011 by Fulmoonmajik
This is an autobiographical account of a child who is passed off to various relatives when her parents die. Read morePublished on January 12, 2008 by Amazon Customer